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Helm 20.05.2011 12:11

Portuguese restaurants in Kanton Zürich
 
Integration is a very important thing and it includes enjoying the culinary specialities of Switzerland. It also includes lying through your teeth and agree with your work colleagues “yes, cheese fondue is awesome”, which might be kinda tough to deal with as a lactose intolerant…

But apart from the fact that there is nothing better than mommy’s food, I like to recommend my home country food and until now every single person I shipped to Portugal came back agreeing “Portuguese food is really good”. They might be lying like I do with the fondue, but one has to keep positive thinking :msngrin:

Do you know a good Portuguese Restaurant? Then share it with me! I’d love to try it!

I leave here two recommendations:

Restaurant “Os Alves” in Wald ZH

Ambient is… well… different from your regular dinner in a Swiss restaurant. It is usually full with Portuguese men that just came from the working site and like to discuss football out loud, with a great cold Portuguese beer/ wine. The owner, though, is very nice and the little daily menu food is extremely good and very affordable. It has a very “tasca” feeling, including the Porto beloved Francesinha. I loved the roasted beef I had last time.


Restaurant “La Fuente” in Rapperswil
http://www.restaurante-lafuente.ch/

At first one might think this is the wrong place to look for Portuguese food, because yah, we only lost our independence to Spain for a couple of hundred years. But the “Caldo Verde” on the menu and the very nice Portuguese waiter beg to differ. It’s a great place next to the castle, has very nice Spanish and Portuguese specialities, great fish and very nice wines. Pricey, but I find it worth every rappen.


I'd like to add some more to the list!

Chaves d'Ouro

From Squeeeez
http://www.englishforum.ch/entertain...rauenfeld.html

Quote:

There's a hidden portuguese restaurant in Frauenfeld, 30s from the train station, called Chaves d'Ouro.
Grabenstrasse 21

There's pizza, mediterranean food, portuguese food -- especially the fish is delicious! Also the home-made desserts!
And the portions are... huge! For very reasonable prices... cheaper than most places! :-)
Closed on mondays, and on new year's eve it was full, but else there's hardly anybody there, except for the very friendly (and cute) staff :-)


A Marisqueira in Altstetten


From Superfast
http://www.marisqueira.ch/1501.html

Will try this one soon!

It's on the number 31 bus, right next to the Herdernstrasse stop.


Iberica

From amogles

Quote:

Originally Posted by amogles (Post 1306453)
Another one worth checking is the "Iberica", a combined Spanish & Portugese restaurant on Milchbuckstrasse, next door to the Coop.

Still on the list to try ^^

A Esquina in ZH

From Pacino

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pacino (Post 1306868)
There is a good portugese restaurant in Kreis 4, between HB and Langstrasse, it's called Esquina: http://www.esquina.ch/ I've been there once and it was very good, but it's already been a while so no guarantee that it's still going strong.



P.S.: No, I don't own any of these restaurants, but I've been asked a couple of times by other Portuguese that live here where to eat, and thought about sharing it also with all the others :msnblush:

Bartholemew 20.05.2011 12:17

Re: Portuguese restaurants in Kanton Zürich
 
you would probably like this thread (it's good to do a search first, there's already one out there you could've added your excellent post to).

Helm 20.05.2011 12:21

Re: Portuguese restaurants in Kanton Zürich
 
I actually did the research. That specific thread though, was refering to one restaurant only, and title pointing to a single zone in the Kanton. ;)

I think it is a very good idea to include that restaunrant in the list though :msntongue:

Superfast 18.08.2011 16:03

Re: Portuguese restaurants in Kanton Zürich
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Helm (Post 1202798)
I actually did the research. That specific thread though, was refering to one restaurant only, and title pointing to a single zone in the Kanton. ;)

I think it is a very good idea to include that restaunrant in the list though :msntongue:


You missed the "A Marisqueira" in Alstetten? Oh my god :eek:

PaddyG 18.08.2011 16:10

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Helm, if you feel brave, come to Suisse Romande. There are 1000s of Portuguese here (probably the single largest immigrant population), so there are loads of Portuguese run bars, cafes and restaurants. Having said that, i've never tried any of them. I do know that the Portuguese diaspora in Fribourg have a big shindig on your national holiday. My wife went along with a Portuguese colleague who was leaving and said the food and ambience was excellent.

Helm 18.08.2011 16:22

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Superfast (Post 1306215)
You missed the "A Marisqueira" in Alstetten? Oh my god :eek:

I haven't tried because I never heard of it! :msngrin: I'll try to check it out in the near future :msngrin: Thanks for the tip!

Can you give me some details on how to get there? Tried to look in Google but found no references to it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by PaddyG (Post 1306227)
Helm, if you feel brave, come to Suisse Romande.

I guess I should really try! The friends I have in Lausanne keep telling me the same. Maybe soon, very soon, I will invade the French part and test the restaurants there ^^ Do you remember the name of the Restaurant your wife tried? Was it good?


P.S.: Marisqueira added to the list. Will try to put some comments about it soon :)

prof. taratonga 18.08.2011 16:28

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Helm (Post 1306250)
I haven't tried because I never heard of it! :msngrin: I'll try to check it out in the near future :msngrin: Thanks for the tip!

Good to have a Portuguese flatmate. He just returned from his holidays bringing sausages, cheese and some liquors along....

The most of them live in Vaud, Geneva and Zürich. Zürich has plenty of portugese shops. You can find Information about Portugese people in Switzerland in this (german) document:
http://www.bfm.admin.ch/content/dam/...portugal-d.pdf

Helm 18.08.2011 16:31

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Quote:

Originally Posted by prof. taratonga (Post 1306261)
You can find Information about Portugese people in Switzerland in this (german) document:
http://www.bfm.admin.ch/content/dam/...portugal-d.pdf

Thanks for the link, Horny Prof! Will take a look later for certain!

PaddyG 18.08.2011 16:33

Re: Portuguese restaurants in Kanton Zürich
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Helm (Post 1306250)
Do you remember the name of the Restaurant your wife tried? Was it good?


It wasn't a restaurant, it was a Portuguese social club. Also, next to where Fribourg Rugby play their matches is a kind of bowling/skittle alley, but I'm not sure if it's Portuguese or Spanish. Is there a specific form of Portuguses bowling?

m_dalloway 18.08.2011 17:01

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Sorry to bring the thread offtopic... but if I have the chance to ask Helm.
I was in holiday in Portugal and ate there some of the best dishes ever:msntongue:.. most of the recipes I could track down, and do them now at home.
But there was one I liked a lot and can't find it.
The dish consisted of grilled squid, cooked in its tint, and some additional ingredients (vegies, herbs?) in the sauce, this together with roasted potato. Divine. If I only knew the name of this dish...
If you know it in Portuguese it's fine, I can then google for the rest.
Valeu. :)

miniMia 18.08.2011 18:31

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The best steak in all of Switzerland can be had at a restaurant that although not "Portuguese" in cuisine is owned & run by a Portuguese family. Cafe des Bouchers, in Prilly near Lausanne. It won't win any beauty pageants though! ;)

http://www.restaurants-lausanne.ch/b.../bouchers.html

Quote:

Originally Posted by m_dalloway (Post 1306318)
Sorry to bring the thread offtopic... but if I have the chance to ask Helm.
I was in holiday in Portugal and ate there some of the best dishes ever:msntongue:.. most of the recipes I could track down, and do them now at home.
But there was one I liked a lot and can't find it.
The dish consisted of grilled squid, cooked in its tint, and some additional ingredients (vegies, herbs?) in the sauce, this together with roasted potato. Divine. If I only knew the name of this dish...
If you know it in Portuguese it's fine, I can then google for the rest.
Valeu. :)

Look here under "lulas". You might find it.
http://www.gastronomias.com/receitas/peixes.htm

ETA: Oh. Sorry. I thought they might have pictures you could browse. Most of the recipes don't have pictures. :( Look for lulas grelhadas in google images. There are some tasty looking dishes! :D

amogles 18.08.2011 18:45

Re: Portuguese restaurants in Kanton Zürich
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Helm (Post 1306250)
I haven't tried because I never heard of it! :msngrin: I'll try to check it out in the near future :msngrin: Thanks for the tip!

Can you give me some details on how to get there? Tried to look in Google but found no references to it.

It's on the number 31 bus, right next to the Herdernstrasse stop.


Another one worth checking is the "Iberica", a combined Spanish & Portugese restaurant on Milchbuckstrasse, next door to the Coop.

Helm 19.08.2011 08:48

Re: Portuguese restaurants in Kanton Zürich
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by m_dalloway (Post 1306318)
The dish consisted of grilled squid, cooked in its tint, and some additional ingredients (vegies, herbs?) in the sauce, this together with roasted potato. Divine. If I only knew the name of this dish...

If it was cooked with its tint it was probably not "lula" (the common squid) but "choco".

I don't know the recepie myself because it's on of those dishes I unfortunatelly don't enjoy so much because of the tint. I can take a look though, and come back to you with a proper translation! :)

P.S.: No worries about the off-topic! We still talking about Portuguese food! :msngrin:

Quote:

Originally Posted by amogles (Post 1306453)
It's on the number 31 bus, right next to the Herdernstrasse stop.


Another one worth checking is the "Iberica", a combined Spanish & Portugese restaurant on Milchbuckstrasse, next door to the Coop.


Awesome thank you! I'll had the information on the first post, and check the restaurant soon ^^ I might make an event if I go all crazy lol

Thanks for the tips again! :)

Pacino 19.08.2011 09:05

Re: Portuguese restaurants in Kanton Zürich
 
There is a good portugese restaurant in Kreis 4, between HB and Langstrasse, it's called Esquina: http://www.esquina.ch/ I've been there once and it was very good, but it's already been a while so no guarantee that it's still going strong.

Pegaso 19.08.2011 09:16

Re: Portuguese restaurants in Kanton Zürich
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by m_dalloway (Post 1306318)
Sorry to bring the thread offtopic... but if I have the chance to ask Helm.
I was in holiday in Portugal and ate there some of the best dishes ever:msntongue:.. most of the recipes I could track down, and do them now at home.
But there was one I liked a lot and can't find it.
The dish consisted of grilled squid, cooked in its tint, and some additional ingredients (vegies, herbs?) in the sauce, this together with roasted potato. Divine. If I only knew the name of this dish...
If you know it in Portuguese it's fine, I can then google for the rest.
Valeu. :)

As others mentioned you're talking about choco, or cuttlefish/sepia. It's very common in portuguese cuisine.

Maybe this recipe will help:
http://portuguesekitchen.blogspot.co...hocos-com.html
Serve with boiled potatoes. It might look a bit nasty and messy to eat, but it can be quite a delicacy...

miniMia 19.08.2011 18:05

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Oh. I forgot about choco, cuz me no like. :eek:
Sorry to distract you with dreams of yummy grilled lulas.... yummmmm :D

Helm 19.08.2011 18:12

Re: Portuguese restaurants in Kanton Zürich
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by miniMia (Post 1307809)
Oh. I forgot about choco, cuz me no like. :eek:
Sorry to distract you with dreams of yummy grilled lulas.... yummmmm :D

LOL No problem! I am just afraid this might turn into a portuguese cooking book thread xD

Carolina San Miguel 24.08.2011 12:56

Re: Portuguese restaurants in Kanton Zürich
 
There is also a small brazilian restaurant in Kreis 4. Anybody know of other brazilian restaurants, where we can get some good typical food?

miniMia 24.08.2011 13:08

Re: Portuguese restaurants in Kanton Zürich
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Carolina San Miguel (Post 1312996)
There is also a small brazilian restaurant in Kreis 4. Anybody know of other brazilian restaurants, where we can get some good typical food?

Brazilian? OMG! Totally off topic!!! :P

Helm 24.08.2011 13:14

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Quote:

Originally Posted by miniMia (Post 1313022)
Brazilian? OMG! Totally off topic!!! :P

Actually, yes <,<

Haven't seen any Brazillian restaurants yet. Did see a bar in Zürich, but they were not able to write "cachaça" correctly, so not sure whether it was really Brazillian or just Brazillian themed... (I'm very, very picky with correct use of ç, ~ and ^)


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